Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Great Video On How Wealth Is Spread In The US

If there was ever a reason to be angry at the unequal distribution of wealth in the US, it is exemplified in this nice little video. It graphically represents the wealth distribution seen from three different perspectives: how we'd like it to be; how we think it is; and how it actually is.

Perhaps after issues of religion and secularism, our current dire economic situation is what I'm most passionate about. The reason why our economy is in the gutter is because the people who carry it - the middle class - are barely getting by. Something has to be done. If enough Americans knew and cared about what's going on, we'd be able to make some real changes to the system.

No one really wants true socialism as the video mentions, I certainly don't, but we absolutely need greater equality in the share of wealth in the country. Corporate profits are at an all time high, worker output is also at or near all time highs, but the wealth is almost all flowing to the top. What's going on? Workers are being shafted. They're being squeezed out of every drop of energy that they can produce and yet their salaries have remained virtually flat. I know this because it's happened to me.

At the end, if we cannot pressure corporations and businesses to increase the salaries of their workers, then they will have to be forced through appropriate legislation.

The struggle continues....

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